Big Bend Arts Council


  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831


2022 BBAC Show Calendar

Posted by janmoeller on January 15, 2022 at 7:55 AM Comments comments ()

2022 BBAC Show Calendar

New Year/New Work

January 13- March 1, 2022

Curators: tbd

Media: All

Take-in Entry Deadline: January 12

Open Theme

March 3 –April 19 

Curators: tbd

Media: tbd

Take-In Entry Deadline: March 2

R3: ReCycle, ReUse, RePurpose

 April 21- June 7

Curators: tbd

Media: Mixed to include 70% recycled materials

Take-In Entry Deadline: April 20


ClayWorks 2022

June 9- August 2  

Curators: Gregory Tegarden

Media: Clay

Take-In Entry Deadline: June 8


Plein Air Show

August 4 – September 13 

Curators: tbd

Media: All work done a la Plein Air

Take-In Entry Deadline: August 3


Figurative Show

September 15- November 1 

Curators: tbd

Media: All

Take-In Entry Deadline: September 14


Annual Membership Show

November 3 – December 6

Curators: Jan and tbd

Media: All

Take-In Entry Deadline: November 2


Holiday Show

December 8, 2022- Jan. 10, 2023

Curators: tbd

Media: All

Take-In Entry Deadline: December 7

Satellite Dish Repurpose Show Scheduled

Posted by janmoeller on April 17, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments ()

   The upcoming Satellite Dish Repurpose Show is scheduled for the weekend of May 15-17th, 2021 in Alpine. The dishes will be exhibited outdoors at the Murphy Street Mercado, in conjunction with the ongoing R3: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose Show currently exhibited at Gallery on the Square. 

   The show is also a contest, sponsored by KVLN Big Bend Radio, offering prizes of $100, $75 and $25 for first, second and third place. Judges are to be announced. 

   Here is the link for submission guidelines and entry form:

   Entries must be submitted by May 14, 11:00 am until 4:30 pm at Murphy Street Mercado, 106 West Murphy Street in Alpine.

   Contact one of the curators for assistance or questions: Lori Griffin, OR Jan Moeller,


2021 Exhibit Schedule

Posted by janmoeller on January 17, 2021 at 3:40 PM Comments comments ()

November 2020 Meeting News - Progress and Looking Forward to 2021

Posted by janmoeller on November 10, 2020 at 12:05 AM Comments comments ()

   Several items were reviewed and planned at the November 2020 BBAC Board Meeting held on November 8th. Though the covid restrictions continue to curtail some of our gallery hours, the arts council is as lively as ever with an increase in online presence and outdoor events. 

   Gallery on the Square, our council's retail outlet in Alpine, will continue it's scaled back days and hours of operation, now Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. However, the hours may be extended for special events and holidays as approved by the gallery steering committee. 

   Member artists can still get a good deal for their annual membership fee of $25, which is due now for the upcoming year through October, 2021. You can see a posting of upcoming shows through next spring, plus any special events will be posted here in our News Blog. 

   Briefly, here is the schedule for the upcoming shows through the spring. Calls and exhibit dates for specific shows, prospectus links and entry forms will be posted as they come up and accessible from the BBAC Home page: 

  • Oct 8- Dec 1, Annual Membership show, current exhibit
  • Dec 3- Jan. 10 2021 Holiday Miniature show
  • January 14- Feb 21, 2021 - Dark Skies/Night Skies Show
  • February 25 – March 14, 2021New Year/New Work
  • March 18-April 18, 2021 - 2021 Sculptured Figures Invitational

    Monthly and ongoing events open to all members are as follows: 

  • On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Lori Griffin hosts a live video feed through our Facebook page. Look for upcoming info about the December Ornament live feed. 
  • Critique Group: This helpful group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Alpine Visitors’ Center, 106 N. 3rd St., Alpine
  • Plein Air Paintouts are held on the third Saturday of each month, subject to change due to weather and holidays. Occasional fourth Sundays will also be announced as planned. Emails are sent out to the membership to confirm these sessions; however, you may also contact Judith Brueske at or Richard Curtin at with questions about any of the sessions.
  • Two monthly events are currently on hold: 
    • The Bank/Hospital rotational exhibits are on hold beginning the week of Thanksgiving, after Richard Curtin's exhibit ends, as the indoor bank lobby is currently not open for business. However, members may still sign up for these exhibits at the gallery, or by contacting Shelly Rogers through text at 432-294-1538 or email
    • The Museum of the Big Bend Gift Shop artist display is on hold pending reopening of the museum, which has not been determined. All artists scheduled to begin showing in April 2020 will be rescheduled when that occurs. 

      Gallery On the Square has made these organizational enhancements: 

  • In recognition of our increasing role in online environments, the following assignments have been made:
    • Facebook Administrator: Amanda Calhoun
    • Instagram Administrator: Sally Hickerson
  • The gallery Display Committee now consists of the following members:
    • Shelly Rogers (Committee Chair)
    • Jean Northington
    • Gregory Tegarden

    Other happenings in town!

  • The Alley Mural art project in Alpine is progressing. 
  • BBAC President Jan Moeller is doing radio announcements.
  • The Hispanic Heritage Mural at Sul Ross State University has begun its underpainting. The SRSU Gallery hosts artwork by Esequiel Hernandez November 9th through November 20th. 
  • The Alpine Library Auction which usually takes place during Artwalk will take place online this year, with a possibility of a walk-in display to be determined.
  • The Quarentini Painters group in Alpine posts two hour challenges on its Facebook group page: 








BBAC Show Schedule for 2019 Announced

Posted by janmoeller on December 8, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments ()

In the schedule below, you can see all the shows planned for the year at once. Receptions which are not yet scheduled will be posted with show announcements on the website. Members will be notified by email as well.

Please note: Entries are due on the Sunday through Tuesday before the show starts, and pickup dates are the last day of the show. This allows a full day for setting up the next show. You can greatly help the curator by adhering to these guidelines. 

BBAC members, mark your calendars and enter as many shows as you like. Not a member yet? It's easy to join. Use our membership form online or stop in at Gallery on the Square for an application.

January 10 - February 26  New Year/New Works Show

February 28 - April 23 Print Show

April 25 - June 18 R3 Show: Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Show

June 20 - August 13 ClayWorks Show

August 15 - October 8 Plein Air Show

October 10 - December 3 Annual Membership Show

December 5 - January 9 Holiday Miniature Show

BBAC Shows for 2018 Confirmed

Posted by janmoeller on February 23, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments ()

Calls For Art for 2018

Now you can see all the shows planned for the year at once. Receptions which are not yet scheduled will be posted with show announcements on the website. Members will be notified by email as well.

BBAC members, mark your calendars and enter as many shows as you like. Not a member yet? It's easy to join. Use our membership form online or stop in at Gallery on the Square for an application.

March 1 April 24, 2018 Way Out West

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: February 25-27, 2018. The show is installed on February 28
  • Reception: March 1-Thursday, Evening prior to Cowboy Poetry weekend
  • Pickup Artwork: April 24

April 26 June 19, 2018 R3: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: April 22-24. The show is installed on April 25
  • Reception: TBA --
  • Pick up Artwork: June 19

June 21 August 14, 2018-Clayworks--Invitational Show

  • Artwork due: June 17-19. The show is installed on June 20
  • Reception: TBA
  • Pick up Artwork: August 14

August 16 – October 9, 2018 Plein Air Show

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: August 12-14. The show is installed on August 15
  • Reception: Friday, August 31 Labor Day Weekend (with CatchLight)
  • Pick up Artwork: October 9

October 11 December 4, 2018 BBAC Membership Drive and Show

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: October 7-9. The show is installed on October 10
  • Reception: Artwalk weekend
  • Pick up Artwork: December 4

December 6, 2018 January 8, 2019 Holiday Miniature Show

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: December 2-4. The show is installed on December 5
  • Reception: -TBA
  • Pick up Artwork: January 8


Posted by janmoeller on January 31, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments ()

BBAC would like to acknowledge Judith Loya for her work as show coordinator in the past, and welcome Aaron Brooks as her replacement. Aaron will be assisting the shows' curators, logging entries and creating ID labels for the works in the shows. Thank you both for your service!

Terlingua Arts Festival

Posted by anonymous on January 7, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments ()

Calling All Big Bend Artists

TERLINGUA- All Big Bend artists are invited to participate in the First Annual Terlingua Arts Festival on Saturday, January 25th at the Earth and Fire Gallery in the Terlingua Ghost Town.

Booths can be located outdoors for artists to showcase their work. There will be a $10.00 charge per 15’x 15’ booth area. The artist will be responsible for their own setup and displays. Onsite demonstrations are encouraged.

For more information or booth reservations contact Pam Ware at Earth and Fire Gallery at 432-371-2637 or


From our Last Meeting

Posted by anonymous on October 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments ()

ArtWalk is just around the corner!

We had a BBAC meeting last Sunday and discussed several items:

Call for Art!

Our Annual Membership Show begins on November 7th. Take in of Artwork is November 3, 4, and 5 at GOTS Gallery. Entry forms will be at the Gallery. Remember, entry into the show is $25.00 which is the yearly membership fee. If you have recently joined (since September) you are a member in good standing. There is no theme. Size limitations: no larger than 40 by 40.

This show will run through January 7, 2014, so have a reserve piece to replace the one you sell!

Speaking of ArtWalk: The website is up with the current location information. The BBAC website has a link on this site. If you want to have your artwork featured on the BBAC website and have not done so, PLEASE send us your artist statement and pictures of your work. This is a time that many people may be looking at what artists they may see during ArtWalk. Send your statements/pics to Mary Paloma: or Jan Moeller: so that we may get it on the website.

The Annual Fundraiser for the Alpine Public Library is held over ArtWalk weekend. They are soliciting donations of Art for this fun event. Forms for donations are available at GOTS and CatchLight Galleries. Donations can be dropped off at either Gallery, but please notify either Carol Fairlie or Kathy Bork when they are dropped off. Storage space is at a minimum at the galleries. Carol: Kathy:

George Covington’s column, High Desert Sketches, is available in the Big Bend Sentinel but if you would like to receive the column by email, please send a request to George at:

The BBAC membership year begins on November 1. Postcards are going out now for renewal/membership for the 2013-2014 year.

Our Christmas Party will be held on December 18th, 6pm at GOTS Gallery. There will be an optional gift exchange. If you want to bring a gift, please bring new or very lightly used art materials (under $ 12.00) to the party. Wine and water will be provided and everyone is encouraged to bring a snack!

If you have any questions, please contact me.





News From the Big Bend Arts Council

Posted by anonymous on August 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments ()

News from the Big Bend Arts Council


Annual CDRI Benefit-BBQ and Auction, Sept. 14th -- The CDRI is looking for donations for their auction. If you have an art item to donation, please contact the CDRI at 364-2499.

“Shooting Alpine” is a photo and video contest sponsored by the Chamber (I think!). The deadline is September 30. You can get the details at Be sure to enter before the deadline of Sept. 30!

The Big Bend Community Chorale will begin rehearsals for the upcoming Fall Concert on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6pm. Rehearsals are held at the Fellowship Hall, Holy Cross Anglican Church, located across from the Golf Course on Fighting Buck Ave. For more information, Contact Don Slocomb at 364-2358. Anyone who would like to sing is welcome!

The new Galleries and Artists Guide will be coming out in November. Take the time NOW to review your artist listing (its FREE!) in the guide or, if you are not listed, write up a listing. Submit your revised or new listing to You can also go to to submit your artist information. They also are making the guide larger(more like a magazine format) and would like to offer a special ad for individual artists at a discounted rate. I haven’t the details yet, but will get those to you when I get them.

Also, the Galleries and Artists Guide is looking for photos of the Big Bend to put into the new guide. Get details for this at or call 432-271-2112.

The annual Hunting Art Prize has a Call for Art for entries in its 2014 competition. Deadline for entries is November 30th. Details can be found at

In other news:

Our Fundraiserwas quite a success, raising about 1400.00 through our sales of Schwans’ Home Delivery items. Thanks to those who helped and ordered!

Judith Brueske will be showing at the GOTS Gallery as a solo artist exhibit beginning Sept 12. Her reception is on Friday, Sept 13 from 5-7. The show is titled, “Fused Fabric Fantasies” and should be quite an exhibit.

Our next BBAC show will be our Annual Membership Show-Dates: Nov 7 through Jan 16. Details to follow. This show will be open for all with our membership fee as the entry fee. Remember this show will run through Art Walk !

Our next meeting will be on September 22. Carol Fairlie has offered her studio space as our next meeting spot since the Museum is occupied with Frederick and his artwork. Details of the meeting and location will follow in another email.

By the way, check out the Remington Exhibit at the Museum 0f the Big Bend, from Sept 21 through Dec 8. The Symposium and Celebration Weekend for the exhibit is Sept 19-21.